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'''Carl Linnaeus''' (;[http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/linnaeus "Linnaeus"] entry in ''CollinsDictionary.com|Collins English Dictionary'', HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/linnaeus-carolus "Linnaeus, Carolus"] in the Oxford Dictionaries Online. 23 May 1707 – 10 January 1778), also known after his ennoblement as '''Carl von Linné'''#Blunt|Blunt (2004), p. 171. (), was a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, who formalised the modern system of naming organisms called binomial nomenclature. He is known by the epithet "father of modern taxonomy". Many of his writings were in Latin, and his name is rendered in Latin as '''''' (after 1761 '''Carolus a Linné'''). Linnaeus was born in the countryside of Småland, in southern...
Birth date{{Birth date|df=yes|1707|5|23}}Carl Linnaeus was born in 1707 on 13 May (Swedish calendar|Swedish Style) or 23 May according to the modern calendar. According to the Julian calendar he was born 12 May. (Blunt 2004, p. 12)
Birth placeRåshult, Stenbrohult parish (now within Älmhult Municipality), Sweden
Death date{{Death date and age|df=yes|1778|1|10|1707|5|23}}
Death placeHammarby (estate (land)|estate), Danmark parish (outside Uppsala), Sweden
Resting placeUppsala Cathedral
Resting place coordinates{{coord|59|51|29|N|17|38|00|E|region:SE_type:landmark|display=inline}}
ResidenceSweden
Citizenship| nationality = Swedish people|Swedish
SpouseSara Elisabeth Moraea
Children7
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